Charged With Possession of Methamphetamine in Mercer County

Methamphetamine (a.k.a. meth or crystal) is an extremely addictive stimulant that is typically ingested by smoking or snorting. This Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) is illegal to possess or distribute in any quantity. If you were arrested and charged with a meth offense in Mercer County, including Hamilton, East Windsor, Princeton, Ewing, Trenton, you absolutely need to hire a qualified lawyer at your earliest convenience. The team of seasoned defense attorneys at the Marshall Law Firm possesses over 100 years of collective experience defending CDS charges including those facing a methamphetamine/meth offense at the County Courthouse in Trenton. An attorney at the firm, including our several former prosecutors, is ready to assist you 24/7 in a free initial consultation. Call 609–683–8102 to speak to one of our lawyers now.

Charged With Possession of Crystal Meth in Trenton New Jersey

Every possession of methamphetamine offense filed in Mercer County is dealt with in Trenton New Jersey. The reason is because Trenton is where the Mercer County Superior Court is located and this is the only court with jurisdiction to adjudicate a third degree crime for possessing crystal meth. It is unlawful to possess methamphetamine actually or constructively under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1). An individual convicted of meth possession faces the following penalties at the time of sentencing in Trenton:

  • Fine of up to $35,000
  • Imprisonment for up to 5 Years
  • VCCO of $50
  • Safe Neighborhood Fund of $75
  • Court Costs of $33
  • Restitution
  • A Term of Probation
  • Driver’s License Suspension of 6-24 Months

An individual charged with third degree possession of crystal methamphetamine can avoid these penalties if they gain admission and successfully complete the Pretrial Intervention Program. The guidelines for securing this relief are strict so you are best served in retaining a knowledgeable attorney if you want to obtain diversion of your charge in this manner.

Methamphetamine Distribution Defense Attorneys With Offices in Hamilton, Lawrence & Princeton

An offense for methamphetamine distribution can come in the form of a crime of the third degree, second degree or first degree, depending on the quantity involved. Selling, distributing or possession with intent to distribute less than one-half once of meth is a third degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(9)(b) that is punishable by a fine of up to $75,000 and up to 5 years in prison. Distribution of at least one-half ounce but less than five ounces of methamphetamine is a second degree crime that carries 5-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. It is a first degree crime under 2C:35-5a(8) to distribute, sell or possess with the intent to distribute five ounces or more of crystal meth. The penalties for first degree methamphetamine distribution results in a maximum fine of $300,000 and 10-20 years in state prison. There is also a 6-24 month suspension of driving privileges that must be imposed.

Hamilton NJ Methamphetamine Attorney

Hamilton Township is the most populated municipality in Mercer County so it naturally makes sense that methamphetamine charges arise there from time to time. If you were arrested for some form of meth offense anywhere in Mercer County, including Lawrence Township, Hopewell Township, West Windsor, Robbinsville or Hightstown, an attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is prepared to provide the sound guidance you need.

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